10 minutes of exercise a day
The Diet Calorie Counter
The rainbow diet: stay svelte all summer!
Article in images

Energy foods


 - Energy foods
Yellow foods are often the most energetic or calorific, and include fats and complex carbs.

While they may be generous on the calories, these are still essential nutrients the body needs: they're the fuel you need to function!

Without these foods you won't have the energy you need to exercise or party (depending on your priorities).

Which foods? 
Plant or vegetable oils, butter, margarine, cereals, potatoes, pasta, rice, quinoa and bread.

How much? 10g added fat a day (1 tbsp oil or a small, café-sized sachet; 40-60g bread or cereals for breakfast; and 100g cooked starch for lunch.

Did you know? Cereals also contain protein and B vitamins, while fat also contains essential acids and vitamin E. These are essential for healthy skin, hair and nails.


Sarah Horrocks
Reader ranking:2/5 
Rank this page: 

Don't miss...
Oscars Red Carpet Pictures Victoria Beckham's Style File
Horoscope 2015: what’s in store for you in 2015?United States Of Sexy: American Hotties For Independence Day
Latest… 21/10/2016
5 Ways To Gain More Confidence
Everything You Need To Know About The Weight Watchers Diet
The Fricker method
The Mediterranean Diet
See all Health and Fitness guides
Video: How to stay healthy on holiday
See all Health and Fitness videos

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the sofeminine latest straight to your inbox
Find us on...